speaking of senator tom coburn and letting her read. welcome, i am no computer. he says instead of dealing with actually have to deal with actually have to deal with us, out-of-control debt and no plan to get it under control anytime soon. the senator here is with me now. senator, it is good to have you.
>> thank you for having me speak you cutting to the core, not blowing any smoke, it is about a thing called spending. but has that been lost on us all? >> did he raise the debt limit, it will get worse. we have got to unfunded liabilities. we are $50 trillion in the hole versus our net assets and that is impossible for our kids and grandkids. so we ought to be talking about how to be reform the government to live within our means and get on a plan where we will not have to have the debt limit increases. or we can have that limit
decreases the one but when they say they are holding the government hostage, in the meantime, what he stated that? >> well, let's see, we are holding the government hostage becauue we agree with the vast majority of american people that washington is out of control and spending money that it doesn't have anything to the american people don't need. and we are attributing that 10 or 12%. if that is hostage holding, i plead and on one has to do not kick the can down the road on making hard decisions. raising the debt limit out making the hard decisions, it lets the politicians off and they don't have to make these choices. i'm sitting in our country it's time for us to make hard choices neil: i just want to be very clear. you equate this as going into
default? in the meantime? >> that is absolutely true. movies have even said so today and moody says that it will not affect our rating. and it is not going past the debt limit, we are not ever going to default on our interest payments. we are not going to do that. what i think we ought to do is start acting like grownups and live within our means like every other american does. you know, do you realize that most people don't get the privilege of being great spenders and then going to chase or bank of america or citi card and saying where is my debt limit to raise, they won't do it? and they shouldn't be doing it either because what we are doing is we don't get to make hard choices today and therefore we are going to lower the standard of living.
and right now the median family income is at the same level that was in 1989 and we are going backwards. so now is the time to start addressing this. but we were sent up here to fix problems and not make more. without fixing what is really wrong, the waste, fraud, we are not doing our country any favors. what we are doing is watching out for our own backside in saying that we couldn't fix it. i'm past seven i want to fix it. neil: many in the house and senate for that matter, that they are trying to push those funding obamacare and push the nation to this brink are you saying that this is not a big deal? >> obamacare is funded -- it
just was added to. there is nobody up here, the vast majority of politicians do not want to make these choices to fix our country because they may not get reelected. most people are going to vote you back in 80 stand up and make the hard choices and then our country is at risk and who cares about the politicians spew on it is other measures moving around with a clean spending will build through the next midterm election next year. and he would not sign on to that. is that right? >> a clean spending bill at 38 billion higher than what we promised americans in 2011, no. i would not. again, we are lying to the children about what the truth of
what is in the bill. it is $38 billion more than what we said we would do. and we don't even have the courage to be honest with the american people about what we are doing the want strong words, senator. thank you so much. >> see later. neil: on now to austan goolsbee. he makes a lot of good points. but the mockery that we keep raising the spending. someone has to stop the smear ground. >> when he talks about the long-run fiscal challenges facing the country, he really does have this as his major focus. many others in the republican party congeal around this, where tom coburn was involved in the debate and discussions about the
grand bargain. if we would've had that discussion about how do we address long-term spending and long-term revenue and it would be a healthy discussion which no other economy in the world that i know of. neil: he did just what senator coburn said, the burden is on the back of our children and grandchildren. america deserves better. >> i have seen people say that. but the reason that i say that is a confused argument is when he made that statement to vote against the debt ceiling, democrats did previous
incidents, never an impending threat do and how do you know that that will happen now? you know that hitting that deadline doesn't mean that you are going into the pole. >> that is why specified to text. that they would be able to prioritize payments and not default on treasury bonds and that would be a catastrophic event as we all know. there is no seniority in and the government bill, so it is a questionable legality whether they would be able to legally just say that we are going to pay some of the government bills but not to be immediately sued
by the millions of people that are not getting paid. they would say we are getting paid and they could prioritize the payment. then they have to default on a domestic obligation like not pay social security or the military or the nursing homes. this is a catastrophic event that will set us back. neil: we argue that we deserve this. >> that is not why. >> i don't think we deserve a aaa rating. >> you know that i love you, you know that i do. but you're totally wrong on that. neil: what makes you think that this kind of shifting back and forth,, what makes you think that we deserve the most pristine credit rating.
>> if you look at the debt content that vastly the u.s. economy, it is vastly in excess of anywhere where we are with our gut level. neil: because you keep printing and we have a bigger printing press. spent it's not a sauna. but if we look at our debt levels, the low tax levels and the low spending levels, even where they are projected to go in the future,. >> what do you mean? >> the thing that makes no sense about this is in the immediate run, government spending and there is a share of gdp. the one when you talk about the rates coming down, down to the eye level, it's like telling this guy who weighs 500 pounds
and you have lost 50 pounds and you are rocketing. until your mind him that you are 460 pounds. >> our debt levels are nowhere near the equivalent of being a 500 pound man. >> no, not because he's better off. >> what he said is that we should have a grand bargain. the. neil: we will get past this crisis again. it will probably be something that we keep doing. but anyway, it is good for you. >> good to talk to you. neil: an analogy to him is like a silly point. even though the government shutdown, the nsa is ramping things up. it's as simple as this.
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of all internet traffic everywhere? well, it was a magic number, it hangs onto it for 75 years. so like i am 25 and that is a long time. which i'm not. seventy-five years is the accurate figure and katrina pearson says this is bad. the health care licensing privacy concerns as well. can you imagine hanging on to that stuff just in case hurricane katrina and neil cavuto do something? [applause] >> one day we might just walk off our rocker and do something horrible. this is an entire lifetime and the government is storing data on individuals in this country and it was formed to have a free and open society. and the top priorities include upholding and protecting the rights of the people in both of those topics are being very
poorly governed today, specifically with privacy. people in this country, united states citizens have a right to privacy including the internet. neil: a friend of mine actually has one%neil: a friend of mine y has one of these security clearance factors and he's a pretty big deal. including three and a half million americans who have the security clearance like edward snowden and the like and said that has been in place a wild. and in fact the has to be a forever clause or they could hang onto it at nottingham and someone said that we ought to put a number to it. i don't know if this is actually how it went down. and they just said that 75 was a number. i just think it's weird. where are you storing it and to what end? >> how many congressmen have
gone to their situations ate and talked about this in 2014 needs to be the boundaries. we are going to have to hold these entities accountable for we are going to restore faith in government to run the nsa, fully funded, because it is considered vital to our security and keeping a hang onto it for so long, i get a little anxious. >> you should be. the american public should be. we need to get congress to campaign on ending this type of government intrusion and do what they were sworn to do. we should get our congress to push the nsa, every single
american in writing like they do companies when your privacy you're privacy may have been violated and let them know that their particular phone or ipad has been seized by the american government and demanded a debate publicly on the topic see one katrina, you make so much good sense. very sound ideas. there is nothing offensive about this. thank you so much. in the meantime, maybe these guys should check this out. a way for people to save money during the shutdown. we will have that next. ♪ ♪ ♪ from the capital one venture card. now what was mrs.avis teaching? spelling. that's not a subject, right? i me, spell check. that's a program. algebr okay. persons a and b are flying to theahamas. how st will they get there? don't you need distance, rate and... no, all it takes is double miles.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ neil: there was a reason that we used this video. for the life of me, i cannot remember. the apparently the wrapper nelly says people shouldn't have to pay taxes until the government reopees. the maybe just imagine the word. >> if everyone else is shutting down, i mean, what do you think? >> i think it's a great idea. he should run for the federal office now are least take the campaign up to really get rid of it. since the government shutdown, we shoulln't be paying. let's get rid of the irs, let's shut that down.
[laughter] >> you are saying give them a little bit of nelly. >> all i can say is that nelly obviously has enough memory power to remember his lyrics. he seems to be forgetting his neighbors that he grew up in the inner city and st. louis. because it is great for nelly was making why, a million bucks a day? not so much for his grandmother who is on social security.
neil: we are avoiding going into fall the best we can. but it's not ideal, but i think it's good because it's making us take a look at what really is a central. of course, we want to make sure that they are taken care of it. but it is making congress work. neil: i thought austan goolsbee did a pretty good job. where the conversation tends to go off his the full faith and credit of the united states. neil: so you would continue to pay that. >> this is a part of it. >> we could pay the debt, but we are talking about this government. and it's not all. it's not just a portion of who would get paid from the government. you would agree with me, i know, that this entire debt ceiling,,
and it's not raise camino that costs are going up and it will be something that will definitely go up. >> what happens when interest rates go up? our economy goes the wrong way. and why would we want to do this. neil: this includes a lot of other issues that we didn't see very long ago. but to your point, another combo menu if you let me finish. we do give it a level of uncertainty, like a pox on both your houses. you think that is a possibility? >> and it's good that the republicans are standing strong. if we don't make a statement here -- >> we need to fight because
that. neil: you are not a looking step in order stylish? >> no. neil: we keep going through this charade. with the promise that we are going to get around to addressing it. >> we do to some degree. i would agree with you in part. we don't do enough and it is unfortunate that the grand bargain we talk about a few years ago fell apart. and i think that we should go back to looking at it again, although it will never happen as a grand bargain. but it's good to a point. because we carry it too far right now. >> we never carry it or not. >> there is a reason for that because it would carry it to the ultimate conclusion, it destroys the economy. neil: business as usual is what got us into this.
>> watch the movement if it goes in this direction. >> i absolutely do not endorse it. if you want to do things a different way, it is giving away what you want. we have a system for that. neil: in the meantime, we are going another trillion dollars in debt. >> that could be a. >> but i imagine it could apply to 2014. >> okay. neil: is not a political appointment. we have to make a statement of what we are leaving our children and grandchildren.
>> the right way you go about this. neil: i believe in the american system. if you want to change things, like people. >> nothing has been working, so why don't we try this. >> we are at the point a lot of americans are saying try at. >> they are not saying that. they really are not. >> both are getting blamed, but the negatives are coming. >> they say that younger americans are upset. they have no money and don't care. >> let's say nelly for president.
we have jesse james were concerned veterans of america. what you make of this? because it is a clear double standard and declaring one. >> it is so hypocritical to see that on the backs of our veterans that we were keeping the memorial opened. this was a freedom of working and we we shut out freedom. these veterans have served honorably and many of their friends are dead and to discard their service way that they have is just appalling. for hundred $45 million down the drain for the cookie monster is just appalling to me. neil: it always comes back to democrats saying this is what happens. deal with it. it's not pleasant, it's not right. this is what republicans have placed it on so what do you
think? >> the military act was passed by the house and senate. yet they manage not to pay the death benefit. but now they have come forward to provide the funding for the death benefit and that was not the intention when they say it pay our military action and that is all benefits and pay for the miiitary and those who have died on active duty. i'm appalled that anyone is suggesting that this is what they are doing. we have freedom that we still enjoy every single day see one in a government shutdown, there are people who ironically are hit and server country. but they are giving a lot to the country. but these are the consequences of shutting down the government. using the process of shutting down the government, and no
matter who you blame, prioritizing one group's grief over another, that there has to be another way? >> there has to be a better way and that is what we call the american people for her, calling them to elect better people. we need to take a look at our government and make our choices seriously. we have a responsibility to make that change. >> i think of heroes like you. when you jump into a foxhole, you don't think that they come together. but now they won't talk to one another. and on either side starts a press conference and begin to rip the other side anyone, i would love to send all of these guys to bed.
but you can't do that. what is your military type that you would mete out for those who aren't congress or the white house, are acting like this? >> in the military this would not be stood for. unfortunately we cannot apply that here. when you have a congress congress and senate to keep their gem open sources their own pay, it seems absurd. neil: that's a very good point. thank you so much for coming on the show. neil: thank you for coming. remember when this group was accused of stashing cash overseas? >> somewhere you are dividing up for parks overseas. you cannot invest in plant facilities here.
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they are dodging taxes and it turns out that was not the case. apple had cited i guess because they had so much money. but what do you make of this? i think it is a basic lack of economic understanding on the part of congress. so what are your thoughts? >> that is part of it. i think the other part is it seems to me that apple dared to be a successful company. and decided to do things that were intelligent in terms of the way it ran its business and expanded and global market and demanded his money so that it can burn the greatest value to the greatest number of people. but they did not pay homage to the beltway. so somebody had to get called on the carpet for that. neil: were you cognizant with lobbying and working with capitol hill and doing dinners
with these guys committed you feel that pressure? >> i did none of that while i was there. apple was in serious trouble and all of my energy went into the foundations of apple in getting it back on track. i just didn't have time to send this out and i actually had some members of the administration call me and ask if i could send somebody to fix them, the apple macs computer. , which we did. neil: i want to get your reaction and the administration is you quite often. >> as in the case with the apple iphone, we fix the
problem and they moved forward and that is what we are doing. >> that is the dumbest analogy i've ever heard. there is no choice of existing shutdown. people would gladly pay for something, even a premium for something it seems worth it for them. what do you think? >> it is all about the service and the quality of what is being provided and products. there is a mandate what you have to do this we are violated in the have to go off and that is the fundamental issueehere. that is where the ridiculous analogy is so wrong. people do have a choice. and everyone is trying to make sure that the products are ready for prime time, that they work right and so forth. and how many times have you heard on occasion some company come out with a product that is
defective and how embarrassed they are. but think the obama administration would be a little bit more humble by that fact. neil: yes, they were making sure that you are ready for it. everyone expects glitches and that is natural. but these are the magnitude that go way beyond this. and i think that people expect with the success of your going to be ready for that lauuch. >> my experience has been that management is not the strong suit of the political quest. %-making hard decisions and i really don't think that we should be mixing those two things because if you do one right, you do the other poorly. neil: well said.
how he sounded then versus now. >> people need to define the way that we did find one another. there are no negotiations. complex resolutions, mutual interests and respect. i will not negotiate or congress' responsibility and we must all do our part two resolve these conflicts. >> there is a consistent pattern. there is some consistency. anyway, hadley heath says the president doesn't sound nonpeaceful. a little bit less than transparent. he does have a standard for dealing with when prices versus another crisis. peaceful overtures in one area, not so much in another. what do you think that message is sending your?
>> i think many people, including those who supported the president, they are disappointed with his lack of leadership now. his current approval rating at 37% because he's using inflamed rhetoric. neil: congress' approval rating is at 5%. but i will agree with this one, continue. >> well, when he started out as a politician when it came to this in 2008 in 2009 as a young president, he was the person bringing the message of hope and change from washington that washington wouldn't do business as usual and now we see that there is really the same things happening in washington as always. disagreement with a lack of leadership. neil: when you make overtures abroad, you have to be very consistent. let's say you're going to be a peacemaker, that is going to be the stamp and you're sort of dna no matter what you do. you're always trying to reach out to the other side.
abe lincoln comes to mind on that. george washington, you could even argue that john kennedy, the way that he would deal with some of these domestic issues and trying to be forthright and consistent as he was dealing with the soviets. the very inconsistent with this president so far. >> absolutely, if i had some words for the president, i would encourage him just to consider his legacy. great american presidents from the past. when we look back at this moment in time, will be remembered as president as someone who could broker a deal or understand americans elect different representatives because americans have different values, or will he be the person who went on for far too long because of his failure to bring people together? >> well put. thank you so much. neil: you buy sommone a cup of coffee and you have a free cup of coffee for yourself if you go to starbucks. it is the way of starbucks of getting a message to congress.
neil: you buy a cup of coffee for someone else you get a free cup of coffee this deal is an encouraging customers to watch out for one another it is the clever strategy. whether starbucks need to deal or it is capitalizing on a crisis? >> it is genius from the p.r. standpoint. it changes the way we spend money on a coffee and it is a grassroots effort on their part. but it just helps them but what bothers me is random acts of kindness has to be contrived. we have lost our ability to help one another than naturally. maybe bring severe cuts together but it doesn't help washington but it does help the stock. i like starbucks. neil: but it is stupid if
you by someone else a cup of coffee you obviously se i want e one for myself you have nothing to lose in you come out smelling like a rose or a cappuccino. >> the guy at the end of the line doesn't have to do anything eventually that deal stops. neil: that this is liberalism something for nothing. >> does congress even go to starbucks will they take advantage of the offer? they play by different rules sam probably drink different coffee. neil: good point. mortgage applications are rising 1.3%. now will the shutdown refers momentum? we hear that it will because fha delays because of processing. what do you think? >> it has become arduous. fha loans sometimes takes 45
for 60 days to close. i don't think the shutdown will affect the housing market the mortgages are on the rise because rates have come down sharply. the bottom line is look at the long bond is not predicting a debt ceiling failure as well as a default so for now does not affect the housing market. >> is that a legitimate fear? >> it is. people don't want to spend money when there is uncertainty but jared makes a good point there rates have come back down but the housing market is supply and demand their reason mortgages have this supply and demand but when they start to decrease the people will go after the rising prices at home. neil: what about those stocks as a group? >> i am still a broad buyer
i like the of lumber companies but they think they are on shaky ground only 500,000 people are out of work and then paid proactively but that is why the market could be strong over the next five months. ♪ neil: day you hear that? it is time for the nightcap. before they go to bet what they should focus on tomorrow. what refocusing dylan? >> the initial jobless claims numbers. we have the monthly employment data and that my company is part of that survey so thank you for not calling the last month. initial jobless claims take a weekly snapshot that number is out tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. eastern and watch that closely. >> after the bell tomorrow
of big technological end report also sales numbers are reported looking at what the consumer is doing over the next couple weeks. neil: you mentioned the employment report we quite don't know what the economy is doing we have craft data with consumer sentiment but the big granddaddy will be substantially delayed when it comes then backing up with another. do you feel you are swimming in the murky water not quite sure how deep or rothesay are? >> i am surprised the market has held up as well as a has we did not have that anyways a you throw it out. but who knows of that will even be accurate. >> does that look good zero or medium?
>> again the focus needs to be on earnings but what we will do is pay more attention to what the ceo is telling us. neil: go right to the corporate bosses. that will do it here. good night. , a salmonella outbr. hundreds are sick. the cdc blames t government shut down. ishat true? we will investigate also, the u.s. is now supposed to be one of the world's top energy producers. why are consumers facing soaring heating bills? and twitter is about to go public. here is what you should not do one day one watching them for you tonight on "the willis report". ♪